As the number of students who have completed their online college curricula reaches a new high, it's time to hold a commencement ceremony, and this year's is the biggest ever. On August 4th at the Petroleum Club in Long Beach, a huge crop of students will be taking the next step toward their advanced careers. Behind them, new enrollees are poised to take advantage of Advanced College's academic prowess.
The fall semester is going to be a fertile time for the minds of students in Los Angeles with untapped potential, and in a short while, the workforce of Los Angeles will benefit from all that knowledge. However, with online classes, students not just in Southern California, but all over the country, and indeed the world, will march into their jobs with new skills, or start new careers that wouldn't have been possible before. Still other students will take advantage of the Kaplan University Articulation Program to move up to a four-year university, and take their higher education ever higher. Only certain acclaimed colleges can make this boast, but Advanced College is no stranger to accolades.
Advanced College is proud to remain on the list of approved institutions from the California State Approving Agency for Veteran's Education. Advanced College's celebrated vocational nursing program also has much to celebrate this summer. In addition to this encouraging piece of news, NCLEX exam passing rates for Advanced College students are at a stellar 72% for new test-takers. That means some of the most trusted new nurses in hospitals and clinics this year will be from Advanced College.
Aside from Advanced College's perennially packed vocational nursing program with its nationally renowned reputation, more students than ever are pursuing their Associate degrees. Students are beginning to take advantage of the opportunity to earn their Healthcare Management Associates, or an Associate in Medical Assisting, Business administration, and Accounting. These programs are entirely online. Students are also beginning an exciting Surgical Technology (scrub tech) career at advanced college, through their cutting edge, classroom/online hybrid Associate program.
However, the real beauty of an education at Advanced College is that this isn't like the other trade schools in Los Angeles; Advanced College credits are recognized and transferrable by such accredited academic institutions as Kaplan University, where your education will be propelled to stratospheric heights. After completing the Advanced College program in only 1.5 years, transfer to Kaplan for 10% off tuition and you'll be well on your way to a Bachelor's degree!
But professionals in need of certification use Advanced College as their academic home as well. Certificate programs like the medical assistant, medical billing, massage therapy, physical therapy, and computerized accounting are taught by highly respected figures in their respective fields.